How a Website Can Help Grow Your Offline Business

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If as a business owner, you have passion in what you do and you’re not afraid to show it, a well constructed website CAN help you grow your offline business.

What do I mean by “well constructed website”, you ask? I mean that you need to follow the proper ways of constructing a website and not just have your teenager throw a few things about your business online.

  1. You need to have a relevant domain name. To help you figure this out, let me ask you this question:

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Why Your Business Website Needs a Blog

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So, you say you have a website with at least four web pages; home (or landing) page, about, contact, and pricing. Now you need to add at least one more web page … a blog.

Your main web pages may be HTML pages, and you ask is HTML or WordPress better to use. The easiest style for a blog that I have found to use is WordPress. You can easily have WordPress installed in a subdirectory (folder) on your present website.

You don’t need to label your blog as such on your navigation bar. Try being creative

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5 Ways to Make Your Website Stand Out from Your Competition

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Creating a website can be fun, time consuming and sometimes even frustrating if you are new at working with hidden codes. Some business owners have even gone so far as to have a family member setup a website for them, but their site is not ranking in search engines at all.

One customer I helped recently, had a website so full of unnecessary code that the search engines did not rank their site well because of the clutter. If this describes what you are going through, please understand, while

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9 Questions Business Owners Should be Able to Answer

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Okay, so you’ve got your domain name registered through a local website hosting server. Now you need to find a professional (and hopefully not to expensive) website designer. Who you hire depends on YOUR choice, and of course, your budget.

Personally, I tend to ask for recommendations from family and friends when I want to hire any service. That way, at least I will be more apt to avoid bad contractors.

For the sake of this article, let’s say you have a website designer in mind that you will be hiring. Before contacting them, can you answer the following 9 questions?

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Internal Server Error Twitter – RESOLVE!

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How frustrating is that, this “Internal Server Error” message that Twitter’s server keeps giving you every time you try to upload your new header image in your Twitter account; You know, for the new responsive layout Twitter has been “rolling out” on their servers since early 2014.

Frustration is putting it mildly for most of us! It has taken me several HOURS over the past two months now, trying to figure out WHY my one image uploaded okay enough, but when I tried uploading a newer replacement header that was smaller in file size, I could NOT get my replacement image to be accepted. Didn’t seem to matter WHAT I did.

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